St Illtud's Galilee Chapel, St Illtud's Church, Llantwit Major

Britain’s Earliest Centre of Learning


Founded in 500 AD by the Welsh monk Illtud, this beautiful location is believed to be Britain’s earliest centre of learning. A monastic school of over one thousand pupils—including, it is said, St David of Wales.

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St Illtud’s Church

The Celtic Crosses

The Galilee Chapel

Saint Illtud